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What is Epidiolex?

Epidiolex is a brand-name prescription drug. It’s FDA-approved to treat seizures caused by three conditions: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome Dravet syndrome tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) For more information about these conditions and how Epidiolex is used to manage them, see the “Epidiolex uses” section below. Epidiolex contains the drug cannabidiol (CBD). It comes as a liquid solution that’s taken by mouth. Epidiolex is approved for use in adults and in children ages 1 year and older. Epidiolex can cause mild or serious side effects. The following list contains some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Epidiolex. This list doesn’t include all possible side effects. For more information on the possible side effects of Epidiolex, or tips on how to deal with a troubling side effect, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Upon approval in 2018, Epidiolex was a schedule five (V) controlled substance. However, as of April 2020, the drug is no longer considered a controlled substance. In clinical studies, there were no reports of abuse or dependence. As with all anti-epilepsy drugs, abrupt withdrawal should be avoided due to potential for increased seizure frequency and status epilepticus. Gradual titration is recommended.(Credits: www.medicalnewstoday.com)

How to treat bruised knees?

A bruise or contusion forms when small blood vessels under the skin break, but the skin remains intact. Blood leaks out of these broken capillaries into the surrounding soft tissues, which causes discoloration.There are three types of bruises: subcutaneous, which occur just under the skin surface intramuscular, occurring within the underlying muscle bone bruises, which are an injury to the bone A bone bruise is typically the most painful type of bruise. Doctors can only detect these using magnetic resonance imaging, as they are not easily visible on X-rays. A bruise on the knee may occur because of damage to the skin, tendons, ligaments, or the bone of the knee cap. For example, a knee injury may cause a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament, in addition to bruising. A bruised knee is typically a minor injury that heals on its own in a few weeks. A bone bruise may cause more pain and take longer to heal. The RICE approach may help relieve symptoms and promote healing in knee injuries. However, if there is severe pain and swelling, or the bruise is not due to an injury, a person should speak with a doctor. (Credits: www.medicalnewstoday.com)